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Lindsay Bien-aime, US Airways Passenger, Arrested After Refusing To Stop Talking On Cell Phone

Posted by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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Lindsay Bien-aime, US Airways Passenger, Arrested After Refusing To Stop Talking On Cell Phone

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Lindsay Bien-aime faces multiple charges following an altercation with deputies on an airplane Sunday.
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No one likes that airline passenger who's yakking away on a cell phone right up to when the doors close, but one US Airways passenger recently took that breach of etiquette way too far.

Lindsay Bien-aime, a passenger on US Airways flight 906 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Charlotte, N.C., allegedly refused several orders from the flight crew to stop talking on her cell phone on Sunday. The pilot was reportedly forced to return the plane to the gate, much to the dismay of travelers on the early morning flight, according to CBS affiliate WBTV.

Then things got worse. Sheriff's deputies were called to escort the woman from the plane, but Bien-aime reportedly met them with an expletive-laden flurry of stubborn refusal. Another passenger captured cell phone video of the incident.

After a few minutes of coaxing, the deputies attempted to physically remove Bien-aime, who was traveling with her young son, from the cabin. According to an arrest report obtained by WBTV, Bien-aime "kicked one deputy in the groin, elbowed another deputy in the face and scratched at least two other deputies" as they escorted her off the plane, the station writes.

Visit WBTV to learn about the charges against Bien-aime.

Video of the incident was posted to a Reddit forum Monday. Some commenters were surprised the woman continued to make a stink even after deputies were called to the scene.

"Wouldn't any normal person see that its a no-win situation, by the time you've got 3 cops on you? That no 'reasoning' -- and certainly not intransigence -- is going to work with them," wrote user petzl20.

Federal Aviation Administration rules prohibit the in-flight use of cell phones and other electronic devices once the cabin doors are closed, although a proposal being drafted by the FAA might soon ease restrictions on the use of certain gadgets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/lindsay-bienaime-us-airways-arrest-cell-phone_n_3491832.html

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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I can't believe she wouldn't

a.  stop talking on her cell phone when asked

b.  get off the plane when ordered to do so

Rbrown72707
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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I feel bad for her son.  He was probably scared and embarassed!  That's crazy!  Rules are rules!

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM


Quoting Rbrown72707:

I feel bad for her son.  He was probably scared and embarassed!  That's crazy!  Rules are rules!

I feel badly that he has her for a mother.  Did you watch the video?

Lullababy
by Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM

My dh travels mon thru fri flying on multiple us airways flights with a layover in Charlotte; he's seen his fair share of these crazies.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM

here its mainly for take off....you can turn them back on after about 20 minutes.

I have seen many people leave them on, take calls and play music...even after the air staff have asked them repeatedly to turn them off.

This woman takes it so much further Im impressed LOL

mommysangelface
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM

oh my

finnbar
by Silver Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 11:56 PM
This rule has always existed. I don't understand her persistance in flaunting it!
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM


Quoting finnbar:

This rule has always existed. I don't understand her persistance in flaunting it!

I don't either.

lancet98
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Well she probably should have stopped talking on her cell phone.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jun. 25, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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26% of the adult US population meets the criteria for mental illness- she appears to be in that 26%. I'd have been PO'd had I been a passenger on that fight.

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